• Location
    • Porto
  • Date Posted
  • May. 18, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Retail

FARFETCH exists for the love of fashion. Our mission is to be the global platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.

We’re a positive platform for good, bringing together an incredible creative community made up by our people, our partners and our customers. This community is at the heart of our business success. We welcome differences, empower individuality and celebrate diverse skills and perspectives, creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We are FARFETCH for All.


We’re on a mission to build the technology that powers the global platform for luxury fashion. We operate a modular end-to-end technology platform purpose-built to connect the luxury fashion ecosystem worldwide, addressing complex challenges and enjoying it. We’re empowered to break traditions and revolutionise, with the freedom and autonomy to make a difference for our customers all over the world.


Our Porto office is located in Portugal’s vibrant second city, known for its history and its creative yet cosy environment. From Account Management to Technology and Product, whatever your skills are, you’ll find your fit here. You can have an informal meeting in the treehouse or play the piano in your lunch break!

The role

We’re looking for a backend software engineer to be part of Farfetch Plaform Solutions content team. The role involves design, development and follow up of content related capabilities on the overall service oriented platform. This means being able to autonomously interact with different stakeholders, from product to engineering, service managers or delivery managers and be involved in a diverse and rich technological environment.

What you’ll do

  • Inside your team push for roadmap initiatives both in design phase, implementation and delivery;
  • Develop and mature your domain boundary in an overall coherent platform effort and alignment;
  • Assure domain proper operation, monitoring and observability;
  • Own your developments life cycle;
  • Document and break down initiatives for implementation planning with your product owner;
  • Work with other FARFETCH teams on shared developments coordinating operations on Farfetch Platform Solutions end;
  • Proof and think emerging concepts;
  • Coach and mentor your team.

Who you are

  • A solid backend developer, aware and day to day practitioner of architecture and design principles;
  • Fluent in microservices environments and related principles and patterns;
  • Expresses APIs following OpenAPI standards;
  • A day to day user of unit and integration tests techniques and frameworks;
  • Proficient in non relational and relational databases, i.e., Mongo, Cassandra, SQLServer;
  • Experienced user of messaging systems and concepts;
  • Aware of OAuth concepts and common user of them to authenticate and authorize users and systems;
  • Used to document your designs, plans and developments and base your communication with others on those assets;
  • Used to operate logs and application monitoring systems to follow your developments in production and is therefore aware of such perspectives in your everyday activities;
  • A general user of CI/CD systems;
  • Autonomous in pursuing your goals knowing when to reach out to unblock;
  • At ease with written and spoken English.

Rewards & benefits

  • Health insurance for the whole family, flexible working environment and well-being support and tools
  • Extra days off, sabbatical program and days for you to give back for the community
  • Training opportunities and free access to Udemy
  • Flexible benefits program
  • FARFETCH Equity plan

Equal opportunities statement

FARFETCH is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our Positively FARFETCH strategy throughout our business, partnerships and communities.

We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer to work on the development of the Backend side and help the Farfetch Platform Solutions (FPS) team to evolve.